EMH Symposium Schedule

Day 1

Creating a Culture of Community:
Reclaim, Remember, Reconnect

Day 1

Thursday, August 11, 2022

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Breakouts, workshops, and special events are still being updated. Please check here regularly for the latest schedule information.

8:00 - 9:00

Registration, Meet & Greet

Coffee, tea & light refreshments served

Jonas Center

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome & Introductions

Walter Turner | Umoja Equity Institute; Department Chair, COM Social Science

Stormy Miller Sabia, Ed.D | COM Director of Student Services – Student Accessibility and Psychological Services

Jonas Center

9:15 - 10:00

Opening Address

Jaimeo Brown | Transcending Arts

Building Community Through Rhythm: Grounding and Renewal

Jonas Center


Breakouts #1

Shaylah Anderson, MA | COM Faculty Diversity Internship Program

Understanding Mental Health in K-12 Schools

Pomo 6-203

Tara Collins, MD, MPH | Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Equity & Integrative Medicine

Pomo 5-116

Ismael Lara, MA | COM Social Science Faculty

The Warrior In You: Decolonizing and Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Latinx/e Community

Pomo 5-120

Batul TrueHeart | Maaso Medicina

Facing, Feeling and Moving Forward with Grief: Indigenous Perspectives on Emotions

Jonas Center

Tea Perales | COM Equity and Activities Coordinator

Breaking Isolation: Self Care and Community Care in Action

Pomo 6-205


Lunch Pause

Jonas Center


Noonday Address

Jei Africa, Psy.D., MSCP | Director of Marin County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

Ensuring Equity in Integrated Behavioral Health Services

Jonas Center

1:30 - 2:50

Breakouts #2

Marie de la Paz, Psy.D | Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Decolonizing Mindfulness: Shifting from the Colonial Mindset into the Values of Indigenous Heritage Cultures

Pomo 5-120

Raj Escondo, | Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Yoga and Decompression

*please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes

Miwok 13-105

Cary McQueen | Art with Impact

Community Representation and Celebration: Using Short Film to Normalize Mental Health Support

Pomo 5-116

Roundtable: - Inclusive Education: Supporting Formerly Incarcerated Students on College Campuses

Jason Bell, MS | Director of Programs,

CSU Project Rebound Consortium

Jody Lewen, Ph.D. | President,

Mount Tamalpais College

Bonaru Richardson | Communications Associate, Mount Tamalpais College

Jonas Center


Reconvene & Close of Day 1

Jonas Center